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Wantan Mee @ Restaurant Good Friend / Ban Lee Hin Kee Kopitiam

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If you love wantan mee especially the ol skool ones topped with mince meat and homemade char siew, then this stall at Ban Lee Hin Kee kopitiam or also known as Good Friend is a must visit. Manned by one of the friendliest folks I have ever met, their friendlinest and love in what they do should explain why there's always a steady throng of people there.

An old uncle cooks the noodles while a lady takes our orders. Another man (I assume the son) deals with the char siew and plating. Service is quick in general unless you bump into a take away order for a whole village of people (I actually had a couple of visits here where I waited 20 minutes because there was an order for 20 plus packets).

Well its worth the wait even if there is a wait. Uncle does not cook a few portions in one go. He does it plate by plate. Patiently he does it and if you happen to catch his eye, note that he has a friendly smile with a twinkle. He's a tad camera shy so don't expect much of a smile if you are holding a camera or a phone. 
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To the food. The usual order for the hubster and I are dry wantan wee with a dumpling for each of us. RM5 for each plate of noodle and RM1.10 for a piece of suikow (dumpling). I reckon for the portion, this is still one of the cheapest wantan mee stalls in town.
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Tender minced meat with juicy homemade charsiew. Lots of gravy to coat each and every strand of noodle. Served with a bowl of wantan, its actually pretty good breakfast or brunch for most people.
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I can't remember when was the last time I actually ate soupy versions of wantan noodles. However, at this stall, you will find that its not just the elder folks who love the soupy version. Curious, I gave it a try. Its deliciously comforting and certainly taste good with all the mince meat and char siew goodness in every slurp of noodles. 
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The noodles might look plain but its really tasty from the unseen coating from the soup. Now I think this is why my late grandma loves soupy wantan mee!
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Silky dumpling packed with meat, mushroom, prawns and spring onions.
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Hearty goodness in every bite

If you want to be assured of char siew, then make sure you visit before 10am. The folks here make their own char siew. Lovely cuts with a nice balance of fat and meat. Of course if you fancy lean cuts, just let them know accordingly.
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This place only serves good old fashion wantan mee by a friendly family. Oh yes, some tea and coffee as well by another Uncle but its always packed with people. Says a lot about the yumminess, right?
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Ban Lee Hin Kee Kopitiam / Restoran Good Friend
Jalan Brunei 
Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
Landmark: exactly behind Caltex


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